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11-21-2007, 10:41 PM
Can you please help me. I need to lose weight very fast due to high bloodpressure and bloodsugar. Is water fast the best option?
11-21-2007, 11:26 PM
Fast weight loss is not necessarily healthy weightloss. Take it slow. Is this your first experience with eating raw? Try the 30 day challenge. See if there are any improvements. The slower the weight loss, the more healthy, natural, and long-lasting it will be.
11-21-2007, 11:49 PM
It is my observation/opinion....that quick weight loss is not good. I would advise journaling your caloric intake....veryify you are getting enough nutrition and light exercise....and caluclulate to come 50-100 calories per day less that you need to maintain body weight. Those formulas are easily accessible online. Along with passionate living, sunlight, and following your dreams....these are just some suggestions...which I hope are helpful.
-David Z. Mason
11-21-2007, 11:50 PM
[B][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Indigo"]I agree with Kaleidoscope. If you've not done so, take the 100% 30-day challenge. I had moderately high BP and "am" diabetic. I put "am" in quotes because I don't like to refer to myself as diabetic anymore. My BP was 118/60 the other day at the MD's, and I am off all medication for my diabetes (and all other conditions except allergies, which I am still struggling with.) My last Hemoglobin A1C was 5.6!!
I am so thankful for Raw!! (Kind of appropriate for today!) I went 100% raw on August 2nd, and have been 100% ever since. It has literally changed my life!! And is slowly changing the world around me, as people notice my "glow" (their words) and are becoming open to changing their own life.
Good luck to you. I know that you can heal your BP and diabetes with 100% raw.
11-22-2007, 12:38 AM
Losing weight (fast or otherwise) may not lower your blood pressure or your blood sugar. I don't know what makes you think it will.
Some people find they have better control over their blood sugar if they lose weight because this can cause their insulin resistance to lower.
Then there are people like me, whose blood sugar gets harder and harder to control despite weight loss.
Fast weight loss is never recommended for anyone. It's dangerous! Although if you are very much overweight, you may find at least in the beginning your weight drops off quickly. But lose it too fast and you risk other problems like gallstones. 2 pounds a week is generally a good pace to lose it at.
If you simply increase the amount of exercise you do and add coconut oil to your diet, this alone may be enough for you to lose weight.
If your blood sugar is high, it may be causing you to overeat, especially sweets. High blood sugar essentially causes your cells to starve. They are coated with sugar and those nutrients you are eating just can't get in. If hunger is a problem, lowering your blood sugar might be enough to make your hunger level go down.
I presume you are a diabetic? Are you on any meds or insulin? What kind of eating plan are you on? If you are just eating raw, then you may be taking in more carbs than your body can safely handle. You may have to eat less in the way of sweet fruits and more in the way of non starchy vegetables.
11-22-2007, 01:07 AM
Colonics would definitely help you lose weight and make eating Raw easier. many practicioners recommend a series of them in the beginning. They've helped me.
11-22-2007, 05:02 AM
A water fast will not help you lose weight in the long run. You will be losing a lot of water rather than fat, and the fat is very easily gained back because fasting slows down your metabolism.
IMO, the best thing you could do would be to start eating raw, watch sugar and fat (but still eat some good fats, as they improve metabolism of fat), eat plenty of greens, and eat little and often.
Hope this helps x
11-22-2007, 05:41 AM
To help with your blood sugar, and in the long run, your weight. Try not to consume very much fat. In fact, for a few days, try and stay off fat completely if you can, and fill yourself up with fruit and veg, especially green veg.
Then you can introduce some more fat into your routine, maybe half and avocado everyother day, or a small amount of nuts and seeds.
An oily system due to eating too much fat will impair your bloodsugar levels, as the blood vessels will have an oily surface and the blood sugar will be locked in the blood vessels unable to get out - leading to high blood sugar. Once the fat is cleaned out of the vessels, the insulin will be able to escort the sugar out of the clean blood vessel walls without being impeded by a wall of fat!
11-22-2007, 07:40 AM
If you have high blood pressure a water fast NOT the way to go especially if you are doing it unsupervised.
Take the previous advice, buy Alissa's book so you know what you are doing and take the 30 day challenge.
If you commit to this you will see a BIG difference
You will ENJOY the experience AND loose tons of weight ANDyour blood pressure will lower
I put ENJOY first because if it inst a good experience you will never make the life style changes necessary to keep your BP down permanently.
This approach WILL save and change your life:D
I lost over 25lbs when I did the challenge and was eating more that before I went Raw:D Since then my average weekly weight loss is about 3lbs . Ive lost52 lbss in all.
I hope this helps :)
P.S. This board had tons of info that will help you , but nothing like having a good book in your hands lol
11-22-2007, 08:55 AM
Question: what effect does cooking have on food fats ?
11-22-2007, 09:32 AM
Listen to the Florida farmer. David Zane Mason speaks good to you.
What's good at the farmer's market this week?
11-22-2007, 09:47 AM
Fasting can be a very dangerous way to lose weight. IMHO losing weight does not necessarily mean gaining health. Try 30 days on raw and see where you are at. Fasts are meant to give your body a break and not as a quick weightloss tool. Good luck to you and have a great day! :)
11-22-2007, 11:51 AM
I am 61, overweight with high blood pressure and want the weight off yesterday! Am just beginning eating raw foods only this week. I have been "interrupted" by the usual day-to-day things that come up (unexpected phone calls, visitors etc.) and so couldn't seem to plan my meals properly. This is all so new. (But marvelous) Anyway, I was so hungry last night and very tired and succumbed to cooked food, but I didn't pig out. Today, I was determined not to repeat the mistake and referred to a notation I'd made in Alissa's book on pages 168, 169 about her client "Janice's" experience. Wow! This advice is right on as I was avoiding nuts and too many avocados etc. instead of feeding myself and enjoying it and being patient. If you have the book, I suggest you read those two pages again. I don't know how to "quote" what she said as I am a computer novice, but if you haven't got the book, I can type out what she wrote for you. (or maybe someone else here will do it for you quickly). All the best.
11-22-2007, 02:10 PM
and dont forget that stress can cause your body to hold on to fat! relax, try raw, and enjoy :)
it wasnt until i stopped stressing about losing weight, and started allowing myself the freedom to eat whatever i wanted as long as it was raw with NO GUILT, including LOADS of lovely raw plants FATS, that the fat/weight started coming off. its a lovely process, this HEALING. but i think its important to look at it that way. as its been mentioned above, weight loss alone is not always healing.
Lady Green Jeans
11-22-2007, 02:39 PM
Great advice already posted here. Alissa's book is a true blessing. Try the 30day challenge--it will absolutely positively change your life. Slow and easy is the way to go with any dietetic change--your body slowly and naturally adjusts.
I have not done the raw journey perfectly, but love remaining on the healthiest path of my life. Although my body retains a certain "pinchability," my re-commitment has made such a drastic improvement to my mental outlook, positive attitude and natural renewal of wishes/dreams/goals. What amazing gifts from simply changing my food intake.
My best wishes for you on your journey.
11-22-2007, 07:44 PM
I'm cautious to advise people to fast unless they'e been raw for some time. You're detoxing all sorts of things (inclusing emotions) and a gradual approach can be better. Often times people resort to binges and that's the last thing you want to happen.Be gentle with yourself and as you eat a higher % of raw often times your body's intution starts to kick in. The layers start to unravel and for the first time your cells start to dance with light.
11-23-2007, 05:58 PM
I lost 22lbs in the first four weeks of being 100% raw. This included a good selection of fats, greens, fruit, nuts & seeds. And GREEN SMOOTHIES every morning! Please read up as much as you can. Being informed is soo inportant.
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